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Feb 12, 2011 4:30am EST
the 2012 presidential nomination. >> it's an all-important must-have for us is this -- making barack obama a one-term president. >> president obama has stood over the greatest job loss in modern american history and that is one inconvenient truth that will haunt this president throughout history. >> covering this remarkable week yochi dreazen, tom gjelten of the n.p.r. and dan balz of "the washington post." >> covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capitol, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill, produced in association corporate journal. and funding provided by -- >> we know why we're here, to connect our forces when they need it. to help troops see danger before it sees them. >> to answer the call of the brave and bring them safely home. >> around the globe the people of boeing are working together to protect who serve. that's why we're here. >> a line is a powerful thing. it connects the global economy to your living room, cleaner air to stronger markets. factory floors to less crowded roads. today's progress to tomorrow's promise. nor folk southern, one line, infinit
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Feb 12, 2011 4:00am EST
people. >> president obama tries to patch things up with big business. >> if you are trying to decide whether to invest or expand, you don't know what is coming at you. >> two more senators decide to pack it in, jim webb and jon kyl. and congressman resigns. a warning in the digital age. the honor of the redskins says he has been smeared and slandered. he is suing. >> frog is wrong and that is what it is all about. -- wrong is wrong and that's what it's all about. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> mubarak steps down, and power to the egyptian military. what happens next? we don't know for sure. nobody knows for sure the scene in tahrir square after the announcement was made -- people were absolutely overjoyed at the news. mubarak was still in power as of early friday morning. he had moved to shamr el-sheikh, but he finally got the message and stepped down. apparently what he did was extra constitutional. he handed it over to the military. i don't know what this means. what is next for the egyptian people? who can say, charles? >> well, look, the army
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Feb 19, 2011 2:00am EST
get down to the big issue of the entitlements. obama is right to -- on the continuing resolution. but then when we resolve that issue -- and i think we will resolve it in some way -- then you have to buy nature get to entitlements. >> you can have a debate -- >> they know it. they are starting to acknowledge it. >> the president said the republicans' cuts are too deep and it threatens a veto. >> let's use a scalpel. >> house speaker john boehner says if the president does not cut deeply, republicans will. >> for the last two years since the president has taken off as the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. and if some of those jobs are lost in it, so be it. we are broke. >> so what? >> they are fighting over this 12%. it the whole game is elsewhere. but like the two political parties -- both the republicans and democrats, while the rest of the country is saying we have a problem with the dead but the two political parties -- >> they are fretting about -- >> maybe they will get to it but they did not show -- >> they are writing about subsidies for poor people an
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Feb 7, 2011 12:00pm EST
as a boy living in a household under a core corrupt dictator, president suharto. if you look at obama's first memoir there is quite searing accounts of his stepfather talking to him about this being a land of cruelty where weak people are killed by strong people. and you can konl imagine the young obama listening to this. >> rose: finally this evening we go from he lipt-- egypt to the american economy with austan goolsbee. we close this evening by looking ahead at sunday's super bowl with boomer. max rodenbeck, david ignatius, miguele dunne, austan goolsbee when we continue. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: to have more exposure to the arts. maybe you want to provide meals for the needy. or maybe you want to help when the unexpected happens. whatever you want to do, members project from american express can help you take the first step. vote, volunteer, or donate for the causes you believe in at membersproject.com. take charge of making a difference. additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new
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Feb 4, 2011 5:30pm EST
obama has just been speaking. in all of this, the military will play a key role. >> there is no doubt at all what people want. >> everyone has one demand. mubarak must go and he must go now. but who or what will replace him? for nearly 60 years, this country has been run by the military. hosni mubarak, like his predecessor, was a military general. in 1981, and more sadat was assassinated. mubarak was bundled to safety and the presidency. egypt has the eighth largest army in world. if mubarak those, his replacement will almost certainly come from the military. -- if mubarak goes. the most likely candidate is the vice president's. last night, he made this promise. >> in this time, we can do what president mubarak has said. and we can do more. when a new president will come, you will have more time to make any changes you want. >> but egypt's most important ally now says that is not enough. >> need a broad and credible representation of egypt's civil society and political factions, to begin immediately, during negotiations for an orderly transition. >> but mubarak supporters warn if the
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Feb 17, 2011 12:00pm EST
>> president obama's budget has drawn fire. we will continue the conversation about how the u.s. deals with a mounting budget. ne-yo "battle of los angeles". james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference -- >> thank you. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment, one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: senator kirsten gillibrand is serving her first term in the u.s. senate from new york. holding the seat held by hillary clinton. she is a member of the senate armed forces committee. an important committee these days. she joins us from washington. an honor to have you on this program. >> it is my privilege. thank you for including me. tavis: i believe budgets are moral documents. jay-z puts it this
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Feb 4, 2011 12:00pm EST
living. [applause] tavis: president obama, of course, last week in the state of the union address talking about the need for american innovation. we begin our look at the state of the u.s. technology with gary shapiro president and c.e.o. of the consumer electronic association and the driving force behind the annual consumer technology showcase known as the c.e.s. he's also author of the new text "the comeback. how innovation will restore the american dream." good to have you then the program. >> thank you for having me. tavis: did you and president opaw ma coordinate this, your book about "the comeback" and his speech, did you coordinate this? >> i was overwhelmed with people noting the similarities, i'm fortunate in the timing. but the message is our nation is in trouble and our secret sauce is innovation. tavis: why do we think innovation is the way forward. >> we are in trouble financially, we have three choices, raise taxes, cut spending or grow. i like to focus on growth. there's a lot of talk about the other two. think about who we are as a nation and what we do. most of us are imm
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Feb 1, 2011 5:00am EST
the implications for the tourism industry in legitimate. the protest opposing a policy for president obama's administration both mr. obama and secretary of state hillary hillary have been criticized for being slow to grasp the upheavily in egypt and demands to oust president mubarak. the administration has now dispatched annen sroeu to cairo. with more from washington. >> for 30 years u.s. presidents have come and gone but it has always been the same egyptian president coming to visit. is president obama the last u.s. leader to host hosni mubarak? maybe that is what the white house thinks but it is not saying so yet. instead, it is talking about an orderly transition. >> the way egypt looks and operates must change. that is why away believe we should increase the amount of freedom that is had by the egyptian people but that is not for us to determine thele parameters and limits. >> the white house can point to past history. president obama called for orderly change when he visited egypt two years ago but now there is more at stake. egypt has huge strategic importance to the u.s. it control
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Feb 4, 2011 6:00pm EST
officials today. and president obama talked of a transition that begins now. he spoke after meeting with canadian prime minister stephen harper at the white house. >> i believe that president mubarak care bses history country, he is crowd but he is also a patriot. and what i have suggested to him is that he needs to consult with those who are around him in his government. he needs to listen to what's being voiced by the egyptian people. and make a judgement about a pathway forward that is orderly. but that is meaningful and serious can. and i believe that he's already said that he's to the going to run for re-election. this is somebody whose's been in power for a very long time in egypt. having made that psychological break, that decision that he will not be running again, i think the most important for him to ask himself, for the egyptian government to ask itself as well as the opposition to ask itself is how do we make that transition effective, and lasting and legitimate. and as i said before, that's not a decision ultimately the united states makes or any country outside of egyp
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Feb 25, 2011 5:00am EST
until we die. >> u.s. president barack obama has been talking to british prime minister david cameron. they have agreed to coordinate all possible measures. obama has also spoken to the french president, nicolas sarkozy and the italian prime minister, silvio berlusconi about the international response. on friday, the u.n. human rights council will meet in geneva to discuss the crisis. the united states wants libya thrown out of the council. >> we support expelling libya from the human rights council. the libyan government has violated the rights of its people. taking this step continues the increased isolation that the libyan government is facing. >> at tripoli airport, scores of people try to get a ticket out of libya. thousands have already managed to leave. these evacuees flown to italy by military plane. >> quite an interesting area to be in. >> a day of mass protest is planned in libya on friday, with continued pressure on colonel gaddafi to step down, it is difficult to see how he can stay on as leader of this troubled country. >> my league is leading our demoverple cairo. hello
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Feb 26, 2011 2:00am EST
in libya. >> these actions violate every standard of common decency. this violence must stop. >> the obama administration decides not to defend it the defense of marriage act. >> the president's the position has been consistent. he has long opposed it as unnecessary and unfair. >> meet the next mayor of chicago. >> thank you, chicago, for the stumbling a victory. all i can say -- you sure know how to make a guy feel at home. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> a couple of thoughts as we begin in today's discussion at. want, elections have consequences two, it is no longer your father's labor movement. republicans got majorities in statehouses across the midwest. union members are feeling the consequences of those elections. in wisconsin, gov. scott walker has come up with the plan that would strip collective bargaining rights for most public workers. here is a tea party member. >> i don't believe in unions. they will be the death of this country. i'm tired of paying their benefits. >> imagine what the country would be like without unions. corporate america
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Feb 15, 2011 6:00pm EST
. president obama made the case today for his 2012 budget, and called on both parties to prepare for tough decisions about social security, medicare and medicaid. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, on capitol hill, republicans called for slashing this year's spending. david chalian walks us through the politics of today's debate. >> woodruff: and we talk to freshman senator and tea party leader rand paul, who says neither party is going far enough. >> i don't think we're on a path towards balancing the budget. we're not a path towards reducing the debt. we're on a path towards exploding the debt on both sides, democrat and republican. >> ifill: then, we look at the ripple effect from egypt's uprising, as protesters take to the streets in bahrain and yemen. >> woodruff: jeffrey brown zeroes in on the moves by the government of iran to crack down on demonstrators. >> ifill: betty ann bowser tells the story of a colorado clinic helping diabetes patients stave off the devastating consequences of the disease. >> we're winning the war because we see less long-term complicatio
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Feb 7, 2011 6:00pm EST
of negotiations aimed at ending the uprising. >> brown: then we look at president obama's outreach to corporate america in a speech to the u.s. chamber of commerce. >> but i want to be clear. even as we make america the best place on earth to do business, businesses also have a responsibility to america. >> ifill: judy woodruff talks to actress and playwright anna deveare smith about her one- woman play on facing the end of life. >> i say that it is about the vulnerability of the human body, the resilience of the spirit, the price of care. >> brown: and we examine aol's big buy of the web site the huffington post, with arianna huffington and aol chief tim armstrong. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> breathe in. breathe out. as volatile as markets have been lately, having the security of a strong financial partner certainly lets you breathe easier. for more than 140 years pacific life has helped millions of americans build a secure financial future. wouldn't it be nice to take a deep breath and relax? your financial prof
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Feb 3, 2011 5:30pm EST
denied his regime or supporters were responsible for it. he told me president obama did not ask for him to go immediately. he said he thought president obama was a very good man, but he said, "i told obama you don't understand the egyptian culture and what would happen if i step down now. if i resign today, there will be chaos and the muslim brotherhood would take over." for now, president mubarak remains in the presidential palace with his family. there had been widespread rumors that his son had fled, perhaps to london, but we saw him there when we spoke to him. president mubarak told me, "i would never run away from this country. i will die on this soil," and he defended his legacy, recounting the many years he spent leading this country. after my meeting with president mubarak, i sat down for an exclusive interview with his new vice president. i asked whether he would ever authorize the army to use force against the anti-government protesters, and he insisted repeatedly he would never order force against the protesters. he hoped they would go home. he said he hopes, "they don't foll
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Feb 5, 2011 4:00am EST
this week, president obama said this. >> an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now. furthermore, the process must include a broad spectrum of egyptian of voices and opposition parties. it should lead to elections that are free and fair. >> free and fair elections. what are the odds of that happening, charles? >> i think a good, as long as the army stays intact, as long as the army's not drag it to one side or the other, remains a guarantor and -- a guarantor of the state. mubarak will be gone sooner or later, but it is the one institution that could midwives the transition period to elections, parliamentary and presidential. >> mark? >> every survey of public opinion in the united states says that one institution that is corrected and respected is the military did they could be the savior of egypt as well. i did it is the best hope. democracy it is unpredictable. we know that. that is why we don't know the outcome. we do hope more than expect. >> nina? >> i am probably butchering this quote from tokyo, so don't write to me if i do -- from tocq
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Feb 11, 2011 6:00pm EST
obama got the news about mubarak as he was having a meeting in the oval office. later, he emerged to say egyptians have inspired the world with the moral force of non-violence and peaceful change. >> the people of egypt have spoken. their voices have been heard and egypt will never be the same. by stepping down president mubarak responded to the egyptian people's hunger for change. but this is not the end of egypt's transition. it's the beginning. i'm sure there will be difficult days ahead. and many questions remain unanswered. but i am confident that the people of egypt can find the answers. the word tahrir means liberation. it is a word that speaks to that something in our souls that cries out for freedom. and forever more it will remind us of the egyptian people, of what they did, of the things that they stood for, and how they changed their country and in doing so, changed the world. >> lehrer: the joyful scenes in egypt quickly spread across the middle east and around the world. in beirut, lebanon, and in gaza, people poured into the streets, singing, dancing and setting off firewo
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Feb 18, 2011 5:30pm EST
as prisons, is still open despite the obama pledges. but have conditions improved? first, the leading egyptian opposition figure has been talking with christian freezer. he says that no one really knows who is running the country. >> the purpose of the demonstration is obvious, that we have not seen any of the demands of the peaceful revolution that took place a couple of weeks ago with millions of people in the streets being implemented. all that we see is, first, military bulletin's every two days saying that this is what will happen. next week, this is what will happen. then the week after. but what is the road path? how will we do this transition? that is crucial to the future. nobody knows. >> has the army come to talk to you about what they will do? >> absolutely not that is what makes everybody apprehensive. they have not talked with anybody. they have not talked to mr. >> , mr. why, in mr. izzy. -- mr. x, mr. y, and mr. z. the demands go to the heart of every egyptian. we have a radical shift from 30 years under mubarak into a democracy and social justice. i do not think they
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Feb 18, 2011 6:00pm EST
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Feb 28, 2011 6:00pm EST
president obama's endorsement of a plan allowing states to opt out of health care reform. >> woodruff: and we report on how political satire in the vein of the "daily show" became a hit on iranian television. >> a lot of people have come here from the opposition groups and they watch the show. now if they choose to change their mind and see things a little bit differently, that's up to them. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> blooet in. breathe out. as volatile as the markets have been lately, having the security of a strong financial partner certainly lets you breathe easier. for more than 140 years, pacific life has helped millions of americans build a secure financial future. wouldn't it be nice to take a deep breath and relax? your financial professional can tell you about pacific life, the power to help you succeed. >> you can't manufacture pride. but pride builds great cars. and you'll find it in the people at toyota all across america. >> chevron. we may have more in common than you think. >> and by b
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Feb 8, 2011 12:00pm EST
of president hosni mubarak. the obama administration has been struggling to keep pace with the rapidly changing events. secretary of state hillary clinton told a european security conference on saturday those of us who are trying to make helpful offers of assistance and suggestions for how to proceed are still at the end on the outside looking in. joining me now by phone from cairo is "new york times" columnist in roger cohen. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: so tell me where we are at this monday late night in cairo. >> well, today the government, president hosni mubarak, seemed to be reasserting control, at least to some degree. cairo had an air of greater normalcy. there was more traffic, banks open at least for a couple of hours and the government immediately put through a 15% pay rise, the government workers, in an attempt to calm things. but the protests atta rear square continue with many, many thousands of people still in the square and the standoff remains. the protestors who insist that hosni mubarak, president of 30 years, must go now and mubarak seemingly increasingly supported by we
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Feb 21, 2011 12:30pm EST
obama. that is to me the key political fact in the country, that coalition. if that weren't there, hillary clinton f she were still senator of this state up in new york would be the lightning rod for every middle east problem, every economic problem. she would be the way ted kennedy was back with jimmy carter. the party would be split. and the fact that it is not split i think is key to its success, and its possibility of winning a significant re-election. if they weren't united as they are, i don't think they would be winning next time. >> rose: do you think if she was in the senate now. >> the things that have happened she might be positions herself to challenge. >> not to challenge but even if she didn't, she would be positioned to inevitably play the role of critic because it would just come to her it would be the automatic role for somebody like that. and as it is, because she's part of the team and done this perfect job so far, bill clinton's part of the team, it's really that, i don't know if i said this before to you, but i think it reminded me of ago an alda and jimmy smi
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Feb 15, 2011 5:00am EST
of their leader who like hosni mubarak has been leadership for 30 years. first, the obama administration has called for political reform in yemen. but the volume is rather lower when it speaks to iran. >> "bbc world news" washington. >> catching up with sports news. chelsea? >> no. spent over $100 million in the january transfer and now wondering if they kept their receipt, because both players they signed drew nil-nil with following in the primary league. british's most expensive player, fernando still looking for his first goal at his new club. cost over $80 million. now played two games without finding the net. >> well, it could have been much worse. chelsea's signing of david luis gave away a penalty, but all in all another disappointing night for the chelsea manager. >> the performer was good. we are not happy for the result, obviously. but the performance, i think the second was really good. we showed a good play. we showed players are if it and in good condition. we were not able to score. but sometimes it can happen. don't be lucky and we will try again tonight. >> doesn't look like
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Feb 22, 2011 7:00pm EST
for your time. >> thank you very much. a pleasure. >> tom: president obama headed to the heartland today, listening to small business owners at a cleveland, ohio, forum. calling them the backbone of the american economy, the president asked for their ideas on how uncle sam can make it easier for small businesses to grow. the president said, "when our small businesses do well, america does well." >> you're the anchors of our main streets-- small businesses built by folks who live and work in the community and look out for one another that end up determining success or failure of cities and towns. >> tom: president obama also used today's event to announce a.o.l. co-founder steve case is joining the new jobs and competitiveness panel. case will lead the start-up america partnership promoting entrepreneurship. >> susie: citigroup shares tumbled almost 5% today, the most active stock on the big board. investors sold shares on word that the trustee for victims of bernie madoff's fraud has targeted citigroup. in a suit filed in december but unsealed this week, trustee irving picard claims citi
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Feb 26, 2011 2:30am EST
're trying to destroy collective bargainingful gwen: and president obama reverses himself on gay marriage but not completely. covering this eventful week martha raddatz of abc news. major garrett of the national journal. and karen tumulty of "the washington post" and pete williams of nbc news. >> covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capitol, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill. produced in association with national journal. in association by -- >> we know why we're here to connect our forces when they need it. >> to help troops see the danger before it sees them. >> to answer the call of the brave and bring them safely home. >> around the globe the people of boeing are working together to protect and serve. >> that's why we're here. >> a lion is a powerful thing. it connects the global economy to your living room, cleaner air to stronger markets, factory floors to less crowded roads. today's progress to tomorrow's promise. norfolk southern. >> corporate funding is also provided by prudential financial. additional funding for "washington week" is provided by the ann
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Feb 28, 2011 12:00pm EST
who helped put us behind. tavis: what is there finally for a president obama or any president coming after him, to learn about not missing your moment historically? >> i think presidents or the sum total of all their experiences. i think that president obama and most presidents dealing in the modern era have the benefit of the civil rights movement, all different types of engagement with the population about rights and what the president needs as a leader in those areas. i think looking to history is imported to sort of not repeat the mistakes that people made in the past, and that is the value of history. i think that obama, from what i know of him, is a very careful student of history and understands the role that he has to play there. the terrible thing about johnson is that it is not that one man controls everything. but the president is a symbol. he exercises real power but also symbolic power. to have this person at the moment when they are trying to transform black lives to get up and say essentially, no, hold the line against that, he played a pivotal role in setting as back.
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Feb 1, 2011 5:30pm EST
messages they are relating to the egyptians and president mubarak. in public, the obama administration has been very careful not to be seen that it is dictating what a foreign leader needs to be doing. on the other hand, it also does want to make clear that it understands the grievances of the egyptian people, but it once the egyptian people to be able to choose to their next leader is -- it wants the egyptian people to be able to choose. there is a meeting between hillary clinton and the security council and others going on right now, and we will have to see if they come out with a statement later today. there is concern about the rising tension in the country. they do feel that the army is behaving very adequately. we have heard some kind of praise almost from admiral mike mullen, the chief of staff. he seems to think that the army was behaving very well because of its calls to protesters not to lose, because of its recognition of what it called the disagreement of protesters -- calls to protesters not to loot, but the more the protests continue, the more there is a fear of continued cha
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Feb 10, 2011 12:00pm EST
of the things that's made this so fascinating is that while president obama has faced foreign policy changes before, afghanistan, north korea, this is the first one that is coming at this whitehouse in real time. where they're having to adjust their rhetoric and positions to events they really can't control. they're missing a whole lot of leverage. what i find most fascinating in my most recent conversations with whitehouse officials who are dealing with this, is that they now recognize that the american aid to egypt which is $1.5 a year isn't much leverage. much is in military equipment and most of the jobs back here. their real leverage at this point is the fact that the protesters still keep coming out in the street including today at the beginning of the rolling strikes around the country. and so now the obama administration finds itself in the odd position that in order to get to that stability that they cherish and to get to the elections that they need to have and the constitutional reforms, they really need the protesters to stay out on the street. they need to foment a good deal of
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Feb 22, 2011 12:30pm EST
of tripoli. the obama administration has condemned the government's use of lethal force. earlier today, the deputy ambassador of libya's mission to the united nations renounced colonel qaddafi calling on them to step down and leave the country. joining me now are professor dirk vandewalle of dartmouth college and barbara plett of the british broadcasting corporation. professor, let me go to you first, tell me where you think things are at 5:00 p.m. on monday. >> i think at this point we are at kind of a crucial phase. it seems the demonstrations have started to take place in tripoli and tripoli in many ways is in a sense the big prize. green square in tripoli is really the symbol of qaddafi's revolution. it's where he holds his annual parades. it's where three days ago he still walked around to prove thaefs still in charge. and my hunch is that if indeed these demonstrations continue, particularly around green square but extend beyond tripoli as well and that the kind of fighting we've seen continues, that this may very well be the crucial 48 hours ahead of us that will decide whether
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Feb 25, 2011 6:00pm EST
to a screeching halt. >> woodruff: in washington today, president obama sat down with a number of democratic governors, who later commented on the government versus union battles across the nation. >> whatever wisconsin or these other states can do to get back into the game of creating jobs instead of fighting or belittling their public employees i think is a good step. >> woodruff: the governors will remain in washington through the weekend. and joining us now to discuss the current disputes over public employees and fiscal challenges sweeping the states, republican governor mitch daniels of indiana and democratic governor brian schweitzer of montana. gentlemen, thank you both for being with us. and i just want to point out the sling, governor daniels, is not because he's been in a tussle with democrats, you had shoulder surgery recently. >> it's a sympathy ploy, i thought you might take it easy on me. >> woodruff: governor, let me begin with you on this showdown in wisconsin and your state of indiana. you've been very critical of public workers, you use the term privileged elite. you've sa
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Feb 18, 2011 10:00pm EST
the minimum bar for seriousness. there are cuts in there. there are cuts kind of directed to things that obama can point to and say, look, there community block grants here. i was a community organizer. it's not just about the number. that's something i believe in and i'm even willing to cut that. to suggest that he is serious enough. but it wasn't so serious. they know at the white house they're never going to win a cutting battle with republicans so they didn't really try. they want to show they're serious enough and then hold back and hold basically the big negotiations about the long-term questions. the budget is for the next 10 years, but we're talking about long term. they want to hold those discussions about the long-term growth of the budget deficit is this a quieter way, not in a day-to-day may lay and hope they can manage the process they use with extending the bush tax cuts next year, do it behind the scenes and deliver to the public. gwen:, when they think about the economy at all, was there anything in the president's pitch which spoke to that? >> yes. he tried to identify the thr
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Feb 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
, and our relationship with him. so i think, you know, we're walking... i think the obama administration has it correct here. i think they understand from the get-go they've understood exactly what our goals are. wu we also have other interests. we need to be sensitive to them. egypt was a critical player in the peace process of the middle east. we don't want a catastrophic failure of prevention on the gaza strip and on the border with egypt. we don't want radical movement of one kind or another to fill any vacuum. we don't want to send a message to friends that we don't understand those kinds of sensitivities. so i think the key here has been to make clear that we understand and are sympathetic to and supportive of the aspirations of the people of egypt, that we know there's a need for change. but to make it responsible change. change that can be affected with accountability and transparency and ultimately hopefully with an outcome that permits the aspirations the people are expressing in the street to actually be fulfilled, to be worked on, to be advanced. that's the key here. and it's a t
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Feb 11, 2011 12:00pm EST
: what's interesting to me, too, is it seems to me this administration in washington, president obama, clearly with the talents he has should be able to explain... >> this is obama's story! >> rose:... that we're on the side of history here and that our commitment is to egypt. we're not abandoning a person, we are supporting a country. >> and, by the way, the people here have made that choice. and i feel they've rendered that judgment. >> rose: what about israel? you were there. how do they see this and you have written that prime minister netanyahu needs to have a moment in which he gets on the right side of this? what does netanyahu do? >> well, first of all, i have a lot of sympathy and understanding for the israeli's view of strategic situation. they've had peace with egypt for 30 years, they abided by the treaty. >> rose: it's been the cornerstone of their policy. >> i think the challenge for israel is going to be the fact that it won't... it will no longer be able to have piece with one man. it will have to be with 80 million people. now i think the implications of that, what th
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Feb 14, 2011 6:00pm EST
obama submitted a $3.7 trillion budget for fiscal year 2012. it shrinks some government programs while increasing spending on others. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we talk to white house budget director jack lew and ohio republican senator rob portman about cuts, taxes, and the political battles ahead. >> ifill: then, margaret warner, just back from cairo, helps us look at the role social media and mainstream media played in the egypt uprising. >> brown: and we report on a battle that pits human champions against a machine. our science correspondent took the challenge. >> i'm miles o'brien. i just played jeopardy against a very smart computer. it was great for the computer. i'll tell you about artificial intelligence and the pursuit of language understanding. for machines. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: breathe in. breathe out. as volatile as markets have been lately having the security of a strong financial partner certainly lets you breathe easier. for more than 140 years, pacific
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Feb 16, 2011 12:30pm EST
. >> rose: david brooks looks at president obama, a protest leader looks at the military, and dick cavett looks at dick cavett when we continue. kids to have more exposure to the arts. kids funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: or maybe you want to help when the unexpected happens. whatever you want to do, members project from american express can help you take the first step. vote, volunteer, or donate for the causes you believe in at membersproject.com. take charge of making a difference. additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin tonight with president obama, earlier today he gave his first news conference of the year. he began by defending his budget proposal for 2012. >> what i think is important to do is not discount the tough choices that are required just to stabilize the situations. it doesn't solve it, but it stabilizes it. and if we can get that done that starts introducing this concept of us being able to, in a serious way, cooperate to me
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Feb 16, 2011 6:00pm EST
's protests. and in a speech, supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei rejected president obama's criticism of iran for using force against protesters. >> ( translated ): america can bully a country as long as the people are not standing up for it. the governments do not know that people come to power or leave power because of the u.s. one day america supports himr1te unfair, free and fair elections and a more equitable distribution of power and matereriel resources. social justice, if you will. it's a majority scheidt population. but clearly what we see here, too, is an effort on the part of a group of bahrainny activists to tap into a sense of regional momentum. they have identified very important moment historically across the region and are seeking too capitalize on what they believe to be an energizing moment and to rally their fellow country men. >> warner: paint us a word picture of bahrain. this is a typical gulf oil sheikdom? what's it like? >> well, bahrain is the country when oil was first discovered in the southern gulf. ironically now it has very little gulf oil left at all and
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Feb 5, 2011 4:30am EST
from 2009 and i say perhaps president obama had something to do with it. perhaps he didn't. perhaps the spark was lit in tunisia. this is about economics in so many ways. about people not having jobs, people not having food, people seeing prices rise and mubarak still in power and that's why i think the administration in some respects, really you can understand what was happening here because it was happening so rapidly. gwen: the president began making phone calls, he spoke to mubarak twice, the secretary of defense, the chairman of the joint chiefs, they've all been on the phone burning up the wires, yet they haven't gotten the desired outcome apparently. well, they've gotten one, that the egyptian military doesn't turn the guns on the protesters and take the dictator's side. that's really the trump card. they've got the military to reply a sort of rmp role so far. they relaxed that last night. yesterday we saw a lot of violence. today was a much better day. they were on the street, very visible. that's one of the key roles. -- roams. and interesting to me they rm seem to have ali
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Feb 7, 2011 5:00am EST
of demonstrations camped out in tahrir square are asking for the president to go immediately. president obama hasn't gotten as far as that. he did say there is no going back to the way things were before. >> good morning, cairo. this is the new normal in this city of 18 million people. taxis and tanks side-by-0 side, but protesters insist they are going nowhere. under the watchful gays of president mubarak's picture, talks took place, involving the -- nothing, the government said, satisfies the opposition. their opinion is the authorities are just playing for time. most of the groups represented in tahrir square refused to attend until mr. mubarak leaves office. banks reopened for a short time on sunday, but the stock market remains closed. it is true many egyptians just want to resume earning a living. president obama has underlined the message from the protesters that it is not just all going to go away. though some members of the government are acting as if it is all a bad dream and it will go away. >> egypt will not go back to what it was. the egyptian people want free and fair elections. they
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Feb 14, 2011 5:00am EST
with and the u.s. one of biggest problems is the budget deficit. >> that is $1.48 trillion and mr. obama will outline what he would like to do. of course, debt is only a problem when you can't afford to the repayment yet. that figure of u.s. g.d.p. is 10% of u.s. g.d.p. which is similar to what greece had but americans can still carry on. we will expect mr. obama to outline a number of things aimed to cut the deficit the next 10 years, spending cuts, tax revenue. it is not the white house who decides the budget plan. it is congress that really focuses a sharp light on american fiscal problems. the battle commences with the first lines drawn about 1:00. >> we will watch for that. thank you. you are watching bbc world news. still to come, egypt's president may have gone but what impact is that going to have on every day life? >> eight have been killed in a shootout between rival drug gangs in mexico. it was in a working class neighborhood of phorb mexico ci monday. more than 30,000 have been killed since a crackdown started. >> the killing grounds of mexico's war on drugs, this is the griz
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Feb 19, 2011 5:00am EST
? >> obama. >> before obama. the martin luther king. >> i have come to a cooperative village school, bilingual, by national, but first, israel. arab and jewish children play and learn together. i'm like max in my own story. i want to know what both communities think and feel about one another. >> so you come to this school, and there are arabic children here. did you find it quite easy to begin to play with them? just as easy? >> yes, it was easy, but it takes some time. when kids say to another kid, "are you arab?" it was like a curse. i tell them that it is not a curse. >> you hear the bad stories. >> bad stories and not good stories. >> max witnesses the moment when the kites fly up over the wall. kites of peace. a new beginning maybe. a fresh start. so here we are, making cuts together -- making kites together. blue and pink? perfect. oliver sure of is the more scenes there are like this, the more children meet and talk when they are young, the greater the chance of understanding and reconciliation. sadly, when they are 12, the children are sent off to separate schools. there ca
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Feb 23, 2011 12:00pm EST
by certain parts in this country president obama being labeled a socialist. and you suggest that is where we are headed. and your argument is where we're headed. unpack those sentences for me. >> i think, first of all, i'm using the term social lift with a small s. the united states has not embarked on a deliberate policy of designing a socialist state. it's not going to look like what you see in germany where there is a very deliberate society which has been designed to be socialist, in other words where the government takes the primary role as an arbiter of labor and capital and often in terms of creating capital for the economy. what you will see in the united states, the socialists with a small s will emerge by accident and it is much more detrimental and risky. and we are seeing many of those in the united states. for example, if you look at public sector compensation in the united states, for -- since 1980, it has been much higher than the average private sector compensation. this is quite surprising to people like me who looks to the united states as sort of a home to entrepreneurs in
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Feb 24, 2011 12:30pm EST
, are enormously frighten. >> and we continue with jewel jewel, from bloomberg news, who covered president obama's statement this afternoon. >> it got to a point where the president did need to speak out. clinton was speaking out about what he had to say. one of the reasons it took so long is the administration is very concerned for the safety of u.s. diplomats. >> rose: and for a consideration of the decision-making that may be taking place in governments around the world, we turn to john negroponte, former secretary of at a secretary of , ambassador to the united nations and ambassador to iraq. >> i mean, if there is a part of the world where there's real interest in the stability, the well being, the freedom and the economic development of the north african region, it has to be europe. if i were the president of the united states, i would work this one on a multilateral basis for the time being. there may be some time in the future where we will have to take the lead with some kind of coercive action. you can't rule that out. but it seems to me this is still a time where at least right now i
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Feb 14, 2011 7:00pm EST
>> tom: president obama releases his 2012 budget proposal, cutting the deficit by more than $1 trillion over a decade. but republicans say it's not enough. >> the only way we can make these investments in our future is if the government starts to live within its means. >> this tells small businessmen and women, this tells all entrepreneurs that the more we borrow and spend today, the higher their taxes will be. >> susie: when it comes to spending, we'll look at what's in and what's out. you're watching "nightly business report" for monday, february 14. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening everyone. $3.7 trillion. that's the size of this year's budget president obama sent to congress today. the president called his new spending plan one of "tough choices and sacrifices." republicans bashed it, tom, and so did anyone connected to a program that got downsized. >> t
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Feb 24, 2011 7:00pm EST
for joining us. president obama said today he's confident about u.s. oil supplies, despite the upheavals in libya. susie, some lawmakers called on the president to tap into america's emergency oil supply to offset potential shortages. but president obama said he believes we'll be able "to ride out the situation." >> susie: tom, those comments late this afternoon reassured oil traders and then the price of oil dropped dramatically in the last hour of trading. april crude futures fell $0.82, closing at $97.28. they had been trading as high as $103 earlier in the day. >> tom: but despite that pullback, economists still worry high oil prices are a threat to the u.s. economy, forcing consumers to cut back on spending. erika miller reports. >> reporter: a penny or two might not seem like a lot, but even a small increase in a gallon of gas, week after week, gets noticed by drivers. >> now it probably takes me $55, $60 to fill up and before it was maybe $45, max, to fill up my car. but it goes up, what can you do? >> reporter: according to one estimate, just a one-cent increase in the price of a
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Feb 23, 2011 6:00pm EST
than the arab ones. so when the president today... president obama spoke about the african union speaking with the same voice of the other organizations, that was the key. so we have to look forward to see what the african leaders will do to unify their position with the europeans and the americans more than the arab countries for qaddafi, for the world mind, the idea of the world is he has what the africans would say. it's more important than the others. >> brown: maurice owe molinari, charles cup chin, tom malinowski thank you very much. >> thank you. >> ifill: the obama administration reversed course today when it announced it will no longer defend in court a federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. attorney general eric holder's letter to house speaker john boehner read: "the president and i have concluded that classifications based on sexual orientation warrant heightened scrutiny..." and banning recognition for legally married same sex couples is unconstitutional. at the white house today, press secretary jay carney stopped short of endorsing gay marr
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Feb 2, 2011 6:00pm EST
in the last week. president obama signed documents to implement the "new start" treaty today. the nuclear arms agreement with russia will limits each country's number of strategic warheads. it also allows the two sides to resume inspecting each others' nuclear arsenals. the treaty will be finalized this weekend when secretary of state clinton and the russian foreign minister exchange ratification documents. the environmental protection agency has announced plans to regulate perchlorate in drinking water. the toxic chemical is found in rocket fuel, fireworks and explosives. it's been linked to thyroid problems in pregnant women and young children. e.p.a. administrator lisa jackson laid out the agency's plans at a senate hearing today. >> it's about protecting the health of the between five million and 17 million americans that have perchlorate in the water that they drink. as we look at our regulations for perchlorate, we will look at the feasibility and affordability of treatment systems, the costs and the benefits of potential standards, and of course, we'll make sure our approach continues t
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Feb 12, 2011 5:00am EST
into the system and they share confidential documents. she also apprised -- helps president obama before stepping down. >> of the biggest threat is the degree of industrial espionage that is being conducted against our businesses. and the illegal copying of intellectual property that is really leading had and will enable those that are stealing it to leap ahead. >> of the british foreign secretary cited a real example of that kind of attack. >> a national-security interests of the u.k. were targeted in a deliberate attack. posing with a report, it was sent him by someone pretending to be an employee of another defense contractor. its purpose was undoubtedly to steal information related to our most sensitive defense project. >> attacks like that take people with unusual skills. one of the biggest problems in cyber security is finding the people best suited for keeping online system safe. here at the cyber security challenge, they are trying to stop the individuals that might be training to become the next generation of elite cyber professionals. >> it was the quality of the cyber threat emanating
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Feb 7, 2011 7:00pm EST
to be at the beginning of the food chain when it comes to investing." >> tom: president obama says now is the time to invest in america. in a speech to the u.s. chamber of commerce, the president told business leaders the government will work with them to make it easier to take money off the sidelines to hire and invest. but in return, he says, businesses have a responsibility to their workers, not just shareholders. >> as we work with you to make america a better place to do business, i'm hoping that all of you are thinking what you can do for america. ask yourselves what you can do to hire more american workers, what you can do to support the american economy and invest in this nation. >> tom: responding to the president's remarks, house speaker republican john boehner said "president obama has retooled his rhetoric, but not his job-destroying policies." >> susie: here are the stories in tonight's n.b.r. newswheel: stocks closed higher on deals and acquisitions. we'll detail them in a moment. the dow rose 69 points, the nasdaq added nearly 15 and the s&p 500 up eight. as for volume, under 900 mi
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Feb 10, 2011 7:00pm EST
-backed securities. whatever changes the obama administration proposes and congress okays, mortgage experts predict they'll be phased in over many years to avoid disrupting the mortgage market. >> susie: here are the stories in tonight's nbr newswheel. the blue chip winning streak comes to an end, as the dow closes lower for the first time in nine sessions, off ten points. the nasdaq and s&p rose one point each. trading volume spiked to one billion shares on the big board, and 2.5 billion on the nasdaq. weekly jobless claims hit their lowest level in 2 1/2 years. first time claims fell to 383,000 last week. economists say the weekly rate needs to drop another 8,000 to see a significant drop in unemployment. and another vacancy at the federal reserve-- kevin warsh is resigning from the bank's board at the end of march. during the financial crisis, warsh played a key role, helping arrange the sale of bear stearns. still ahead, behind the mega- screens at imax. we talk with c.e.o. richard gelfond about the next twist in the entertainment giant's fast- moving story. >> tom: the egyptian people wanted m
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